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Press: info about Defiance event

by Stacie Slotnick

July 17, 2017

Welcome to Defiance! Following is information to assist you in your coverage of the event.  See below for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Event livestream: All sessions will be streamed live. The livestream page will go live the morning of July 21.

Photos and video: The Media Lab Communications group will make photos and video of the event available during and after the event. 

Credits and captions: Please credit: David Silverman and use license: CC BY 4.0. Images are available here.

Award information: Disobedience Award winner/s and finalists – names, titles, photos, bios are available [this page will go live on Friday, 7/21]. Please email  Morgan McGinnis at press@media.mit.edu.  

Media relations contacts (email + phone): You can reach the Media Lab communications team at press@media.mit.edu.

Other useful links:

Defiance web page
Agenda
Speaker bios
Disobedience Award info and FAQ
About the Media Lab

Defiance: Information for press + media

  1. May I attend the event?
  2. I’m a member of the press. Is the event open to media coverage? Whom should I contact with press questions and interview requests?
  3. Will there be any special announcements at the event?
  4. How did you determine the winner(s) and finalist(s)?
  1. May I attend the event?

    Please join us via livestream. Registration for in-person attendance is now closed as the event is at capacity.

  2. I’m a member of the press. Is the event open to media coverage? Whom should I contact with press questions and interview requests?

    Yes, Defiance is open to media coverage, either in-person or reporting based on the event livestream. For press inquiries, please contact the Media Lab's Communications group at press@media.mit.edu. All requests for slides, digital photos, or videos should also be directed to press@media.mit.edu. More information about media coverage and visits to the Media Lab.

  3. Will there be any special announcements at the event?

    During the event, the MIT Media Lab will present its first Disobedience Award to a person or organization that has engaged in an act of extraordinary disobedience while adhering to principles of nonviolence, creativity, courage, and responsibility. We'll also announce the finalists for the award. At the event, the winner and finalists will speak about what motivates their work.

  4. How did you determine the winner(s) and finalist(s)?

    Committee member and event co-chair Ethan Zuckerman explains the committee's decision-making process in this blog post

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